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GUEST,Allen Woodpecker BBC4 Cambridge Folk Festival (28) RE: BBC4 Cambridge Folk Festival 20 Aug 02

Yeah, yeah. Firstly, the Camb Folk Festival was not especially folky. Joe Strummer, Chumbas, Eric Bibb, Salsa Celtica, Billy Bragg etc. They're trying to attract filthy lucre, but real folkies don't dig this stuff really. I was part of one of the bands that played (will remain incognito) and lots of this populist crossover World music appeals to people coz they think that's what folk music should sound like. The BBC4 prog was rubbish coz Mark Radcliffe knows nowt about the genre, the emphasis was on the world music-kack side of things, and there was no Scottish representation whatsoever. Thanks BRITISH broadcasting corporation. The BBC4 coverage would not attract non-folkies into the fold, coz it was not presenting any folk music vestiges. In addition, was it just me or was every bu**er singing about Jesus?

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